Monday, May 22, 2017

Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Town Hall meeting, results of property tax meeting...

Brief summary of meeting:
A big Thank you to Any Nugyen for hosting this Property Tax discussion and introducing Tarrant County legislation to have a possible 5% to 20% exemption on Tarrant County / Tarrant County Hospital property taxes, hopefully it will pass. We became aware during the meeting that the County Commissioners (5 of them) have control over just 18% of the property tax.
The other 82% of property taxes are, 5% Tarrant County College, 24% City of Arlington, and 53% Arlington ISD, which is not controlled by the County Commissioners. So the resolution of property taxes will largely fall on the ISD, the State of Texas, and the City of Arlington.
Senate Bill 2 will just restrict the ability of increased taxes, not reduce.
Notes: Become friends with Andy Nguyen and David Hart by typing in their names on FB to see the live feed of the meeting everyone missed. 
(I support Andy Nguyen as an outstanding Tarrant County Commissioner!)
Example of these url:

Speakers at the meeting (May 18th) were: 
1) Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Commissioner for Precinct 2. 
2) GK Maenius, Tarrant County Administrator 
3) Ron Wright, Tax Assessor for Tarrant County. 
Further action is needed on the part of all citizens to continue to do something about property taxes with your legislators, concerning the other 82%.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Your Property Taxes, Your Appraised Values, Let's Talk!!! Arlington, TX...

Tarrant County Commissioner, Andy Nguyen is hosting a Town Hall Meeting,
an interactive discussion with Tarrant County Leaders:

Thursday, May 18, 2017..... From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Tarrant County Sub-Court House, 700 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010

Please email   precinct2@tarrantcounty.com or call 817-548-3900 to reserve your place at our meeting.... An RSVP is requested but not required.

Call to Action: 
1) Please go to this web site to send a letter to our State Representative:
http://hiddenpropertytax.com/

2) Attend the meeting listed above.



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Friday, May 5, 2017

Vote tomorrow 5/6/17 in Arlington.....

... Sample ballot:    Tarrant County Elections ... then type "Arlington" in the search box, or your city in Tarrant County.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Fight your property taxes in Arlington, TX

  • When: Fri, Apr 21, 6:30 PM
  • Where: 815 West Park Row Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013
  • Citizens for a Better Arlington has lined up an impressive group of speakers to talk about property taxes and show you how to fight them.

    Details:
    You just got your blue property tax valuations in the mail, and you are blown away with how high the value of your home jumped. You know this means a much higher property tax bill, and you want to fight it but don't know the ins and outs. We want to help.

    Citizens for a Better Arlington welcomes Dallas Morning News columnist Dave Lieber and a panel of experts to walk you through exactly what you need to do to fight the man. Dave Lieber has written many articles over the years helping people through this process, and now you will get to hear from him first hand. We will also get to hear about his new book that teaches the average person how to deal with bad actors in the activist arena. There will also be plenty of time for a Q&A, which will include Ron Wright and other people who fight property bills professionally.

    Seating is first come, first served. Drinks will be available for purchase, and donations are welcome. If you want to get a ticket at EventBrite, it helps: 
  • Post from Nextdoor Neighborhood 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Arlington Election will be May 6th...with 2 Propositions on the ballot....

Proposition 1.... is a bond package to build a senior citizen recreation center, for those over 50. ...At the cost of $45m

For more info: FAQs.pdf

Comments: Arlington's population is about 365,500 and about 12% of the population is over 50+, I'm not sure how many of those folks will work out consistently. My point being is why not just build another general use facility open to all citizens, the rec centers spread throughout the city seems a great idea, as long as all can use them.

Recommendation: Vote No.

Proposition 2... is to approve civil service for the firefighters.

For more info: FAQs.pdf

Comments: I do not see the advantage to the citizens of Arlington to have a union for the firemen. And the current standards are actually higher right now than it will be with the union. The more I research the less I like this proposition. Arlington will have to hire 3 administrators to oversee to the tune of $350k per year, out of the general fund. The city actually has higher standards than civil service including drug testing and being able to dismiss a firefighter when warranted.

Recommendation: Vote No.

FYI: Early voting is April 24th through May 2nd. Actual election day is Saturday May 6th.

Additional information: www.safetyfirstarlington.com 

even more: arlingtondistrict1.blogspot.com, by Charlie Parker